Leaf Creative Reveal its Garden for RHS Malvern Spring Show
Gardeners are set for a treat when Leaf Creative reveals its the Leaf Creative Garden of Quiet Contemplation at the RHS Malvern Spring Show on May 9. This creation will showcase extraordinary landscaping design, plants and creativity encompassed by the nursery’s new plant centre, Leaf Creative, in Huntley, Gloucestershire.
Leaf Creative is a new venture by multi-award winning landscape designer and horticulturalist Peter Dowle, who through Howle Hill Nursery presides over numerous top quality landscaping and design projects nationwide. Leaf Creative, is an inspirational retail destination for both amateur and professional garden enthusiasts, bringing together people, amazing plants and cutting edge design in a relaxed setting, supported by choice food and beverages from the welcoming Fernery restaurant.
Howle Hill’s garden entry won gold at Malvern last year, along with the Best Construction Award for the design which incorporated work by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. This year, the Leaf Creative Garden of Quiet Contemplation again features original work by Simon.
Construction starts soon, ready for the show from May 9 to 12. Peter says: “We intend to produce a very contemporary scheme, still using the Malvern Hills as a fabulous backdrop but with a cedar-clad, glass fronted studio as the main building that look down along a rectangular infinity pool. The centrepiece will be an absolutely stunning ballerina sculpture made out of thousand of carefully carved bronze leaves. In the shimmer of the pool, she will look as if she has risen miraculously out of the garden and is dancing on the water.”
The creation will feature specially selected sawn Forest of Dean boulders. Mandarin Stone will be introducing a new range of exquisite porcelain paving tiles called Kast to the UK.
“It will look stunning,” says Peter. “Our palette of plants will be available for people to buy from Leaf Creative.”